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Title:
Women daredevils : thrills, chills, and frills / Julie Cummins ; illustrated by Cheryl Harness.
Call Number:
j920.72 CUM
Publication Date:
c2008.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2008.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents only http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018102.html
Physical Description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents:
Zazel: human cannonball in pink tights -- Annie Edson Taylor: queen of the mist -- Mlle. D'Zizi and Gertrude Breton: leapin' ladies -- Isabelle Butler and La Rague Sisters: loopy women drivers -- May Wirth: world's greatest bareback rider -- Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick: the doll girl of aviation -- Mabel Stark: the lady and the tiger -- Gladys Roy and Gladys Ingle: winsome wing walkers -- Mabel Cody: just plane stunts -- Sonora Webster Carver: the girl on the high-diving horse.
Summary:
The stories of fourteen women during the period from 1880 to 1929 who performed feats of daring from being shot out of a cannon to high-diving on horseback.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 48).
Horizon Bib Number:
1145060
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